Teacher Professional Development

Details of forthcoming courses professional development seminars for teachers are listed below. Please head off to our login page to register for a seminar, manage your booking or subscribe to our mailing list.

The venue for our seminars is in Subiaco and is easily accessible by public transport. An email will be sent to participants one week beforehand confirming venue details, what to bring and transport and parking options.

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ClassPad Workshop


Current Seminar Listing

2018 ATAR Methods Exam Discussion presented by Charlie Watson
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Fee: $25
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The core of this holiday seminar will be a review and discussion of all questions from both calculator free and calculator assumed sections of the 2018 ATAR Methods paper. Complete worked solutions (with calculator screen shots for section two) will be supplied. We will then move on to explore how the content of the first three Methods exams might influence teaching of the course in 2019. Finally, we will take a brief look at changes to the 2019 ClassPad eActivity for Methods, available late January from charliewatson.com/atar.


2018 ATAR Applications Exam Discussion presented by Charlie Watson
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Fee: $25
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The core of this holiday seminar will be a review and discussion of all questions from both calculator free and calculator assumed sections of the 2018 ATAR Applications paper. Complete worked solutions (with calculator screen shots for section two) will be supplied. We will then move on to explore how the content of the first three Applications exams might influence teaching of the course in 2019. Finally, we will take a brief look at changes to 2019 versions of ClassPad eActivities, programs and functions for Applications, available late January from charliewatson.com/atar.


2018 ATAR Specialist Exam Discussion presented by Charlie Watson
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Fee: $25
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The core of this holiday seminar will be a review and discussion of all questions from both calculator free and calculator assumed sections of the 2018 ATAR Specialist paper. Complete worked solutions (with calculator screen shots for section two) will be supplied. We will then move on to explore how the content of the first three Specialist exams might influence teaching of the course in 2019. Finally, we will take a brief look at changes to the 2019 versions of ClassPad eActivities and programs for Specialist, available late January from charliewatson.com/atar.


2018 ATAR Applications Exam Discussion presented by Charlie Watson
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Time: 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Fee: $25
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The core of this after-school seminar will be a review and discussion of all questions from both calculator free and calculator assumed sections of the 2018 ATAR Applications paper. Complete worked solutions (with calculator screen shots for section two) will be supplied. We will then move on to explore how the content of the first three Applications exams might influence teaching of the course in 2019. Finally, we will take a brief look at changes to 2019 versions of ClassPad eActivities, programs and functions for Applications, available late January from charliewatson.com/atar.


2018 ATAR Methods Exam Discussion presented by Charlie Watson
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019
Time: 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Fee: $25
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The core of this after-school seminar will be a review and discussion of all questions from both calculator free and calculator assumed sections of the 2018 ATAR Methods paper. Complete worked solutions (with calculator screen shots for section two) will be supplied. We will then move on to explore how the content of the first three Methods exams might influence teaching of the course in 2019. Finally, we will take a brief look at changes to the 2019 ClassPad eActivity for Methods, available late January from charliewatson.com/atar.


2018 ATAR Specialist Exam Discussion presented by Charlie Watson
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Time: 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Fee: $25
  Book  

The core of this after-school seminar will be a review and discussion of all questions from both calculator free and calculator assumed sections of the 2018 ATAR Specialist paper. Complete worked solutions (with calculator screen shots for section two) will be supplied. We will then move on to explore how the content of the first three Specialist exams might influence teaching of the course in 2019. Finally, we will take a brief look at changes to the 2019 versions of ClassPad eActivities and programs for Specialist, available late January from charliewatson.com/atar.


ClassPad Basics presented by Charlie Watson
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fee: $114
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This gently-paced seminar is aimed at teachers who have become a little rusty or are completely new to ClassPad II and want to develop basic competency with the calculator. The examples used will give participants an idea of the skill level to develop with students in Years 10 and 11 who are just starting out with CAS technology. We will briefly look at all ClassPad Apps and then focus on Main, Graph, Statistics, Geometry and eActivity. Only a brief prior exposure to ClassPad II will be assumed and a few loan models will be available.


ClassPad for Yr11 Methods Units 1&2 presented by Charlie Watson
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 am
Fee: $114
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This seminar is aimed at teachers of the ATAR Year 11 Mathematics Methods Units 1 and 2 course and will focus on the use of ClassPad in teaching and assessing these units. Participants will develop confidence in their use of the Main, Geometry, eActivity, Graphing, Sequence, Program and Conics apps. They will gain valuable skills to pass on to their students in preparation for their examinations and take away useful eActivities and programs. Some basic experience with ClassPad II will be assumed - this seminar is NOT suitable for beginners. Please bring your own ClassPad (handheld or emulator) although a few handheld loan models will be available on the day.


ClassPad for Yr11 Applications Units 1&2 presented by Charlie Watson
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fee: $114
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Aimed at teachers of the ATAR Year 11 Applications Units 1 and 2 course, this seminar will focus on the use of ClassPad II in teaching and assessing these units. We will establish basic technology skill levels expected of students of this course and focus on the Main, NumSolve, eActivity, Statistics, Geometry, Spreadsheet and Graphing apps. Some basic experience with ClassPad II will be assumed - this seminar is NOT suitable for beginners. Please bring your own ClassPad (handheld or emulator) although a few handheld loan models will be available on the day.


ClassPad for Yr12 Methods Units 3&4 presented by Charlie Watson
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fee: $114
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Aimed at teachers of the ATAR Year 12 Methods Units 3 and 4 course, this seminar will focus on the use of ClassPad II in the assessment of these units. Keeping a close eye on the last two ATAR exams, participants will explore the use of Main, eActivity, Graph & Table and Statistics applications. They will gain valuable skills to pass on to their students in preparation for their examinations and take away useful eActivities. Reasonable experience with ClassPad II will be assumed - this seminar is NOT suitable for beginners. Please bring your own ClassPad (handheld or emulator) although a few handheld loan models will be available on the day.


ClassPad for Yr12 Applications Units 3&4 presented by Charlie Watson
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fee: $114
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This seminar is for teachers of the ATAR Year 12 Applications Units 3 and 4 courses and will focus on the student use of ClassPad II in unit assessments. Keeping a close eye on the last two ATAR exams, participants will explore the use of the Main, Statistics, Sequence, Financial and eActivity apps. They will gain valuable skills to pass on to their students in preparation for their examinations and take away useful eActivities. Some basic experience with ClassPad II will be assumed - this seminar is NOT suitable for beginners. Please bring your own ClassPad (handheld or emulator) although a few handheld loan models will be available on the day.


ClassPad for Specialist Units 1,2,3,4 presented by Charlie Watson
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fee: $114
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This seminar is for teachers of Year 11 and 12 ATAR Mathematics Specialist courses and will focus on the student use of ClassPad II in the assessment of these units. Keeping a close eye on recent ATAR exams, participants will explore working with vectors, matrices, trig, calculus and complex numbers in Main, solving triangles and matrix transformations in Geometry, developing and using eActivities, and relevant skills in Statistics and Graph. They will gain valuable skills to pass on to their students in preparation for their examinations and take away useful eActivities and programs. Reasonable experience with ClassPad II will be assumed - this seminar is NOT suitable for beginners. Please bring your own ClassPad (handheld or emulator) although a few handheld loan models will be available on the day.


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